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to africa on this trip? and mr. president, can i ask you about libya? david cameron's made it very clear that colonel gaddafi must go, must go now, he cannot be part of any political solution. do you agree with him? >> you've asked lots of questions. let me try and answer all of them. first of all, i think it is right for britain to be engaged with south africa and to be engaged with africa as a whole. there is a huge opportunity for trade, for growth, for jobs, including jobs at home in the u.k., and i think it is right for the british prime minister to be out there with british businesses, trying to drum up export support and growth that would be good for both our countries. i'd like to thank sir paul stephenson for the great work he has done in policing over many, many years in the metropolitan police force and elsewhere. and as i said to him on many occasions, but including on tuesday night, the metropolitan police service inquiry must go wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. i've said that repeatedly, and it's absolutely vital they feel that. bu
. the british prime minister is to be questioned by m.p.'s over the phone-hacking scandal. david cameron has had to cut short a trip to africa to come before politicians with increasing criticisms over its personal link to the scandal. >> and i'm david eades. the other headlines this hour. history repeating itself. famine is declared in parts of sow modelya. somalia. also serbia's arrested its last war crimes fugitive. >> well, it feels like the morning after the night before. a huge day of drama. much anticipation yesterday of course with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corp being grilled by the committee with a mixed reception. more on that later from us here at westminster. but in the coming hours, david cameron, the british prime minister is to be grilled by m.p.'s. he's had to cut short a trip to africa in order answer questions. and the british affairs committee questioning tops as they produced a pretty damning report. >> david cameron arrived home late last night having cut short his trip to africa. this morning he'll find a damning report from the way britain's biggest police force ha
to pbs and america. >the shockwaves from the phone- hacking scandal continue. it was david cameron who felt the impact before parliament. cameron defended hiring the former news of the world editor andy carson. not good enough, said his critics. nick robinson has the details. >> a friend anin need is a fried until they become a political headache. cameron defended giving andy a second chance until today. >> i would not have offered him the job and he wouldn't have taken it. you don't make decisions in hindsight. you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> he said he was sorry for what the appointment had caused. was he ready to apologize for hiring him. >> if it turns out i have been lied to, that is a moment for a profound apology. and i will not fall short. >> few expected him to go that far. but it was not far enough. >> that isn't good enough. it is not about hindsight. it is not about if he was lied to. it is about the information and warning that was ignored. >> this came before and after he came to number 10. his director tried to keep a low profile. >> it is 8
different -- how different today was then the days when he was feted by prime ministers. david cameron was never photographed with mr. murdoch even though he was invited discretely just days after the last election. >> why did you go in the back? >> to avoid photographers. i did as i was told. >> he was looking relaxed, then may ham. the drama turned into a circus. >> he was there in that room. what can you tell us? >> i was sitting a few feet away and only just half a second before he was hit in the face with the plate what i assume a shaving foam. >> this was delivered by a member of the public who was rewarded with a right hook from wife wendy. it is this sort of story that rebekah brooks would have loved. now the ex chief executive of followed the murdoch's into the committee room and matched their contrition. >> how could you be so unaware of such fundamental issues? >> in some ways, i think the opposite. i don't know anyone in their right mind who would authorize or sanction approval of anyone listening to the voice mail of milly dowler. i don't know anyone who would think that w
, "bbc world news." >> no stone left unturned. david cameron announces two inquiries into the phone hacking scandal as political pressure mounts. the press, police, and politicians face scrutiny. is this a watershed moment for britain's political culture? >> you can downplay it and denied that the problem is a deep, or accept the seriousness of the situation and deal with it. i want to deal with it. these inquiries, i believe, give chance for a fresh start and i want to take it. >> welcome to gmt. so in the program -- south sudan on the brink of nationhood. good will, but will it last? an appeal for emergency funds for the horn of africa. hundreds of thousands abandon their homes. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in sydney. prime minister david cameron has announced two investigations into what he calls the disgusting phone hacking scandal, which has sent shockwaves through the country's political culture. pledged to get to the truth of what happened to, but also to clean up the culture. within minutes, police confirmed the rest of the former editor of
to afghanistan to the british prime minister david cameron confirmed he is planning to withdraw more combat troops in the coming years. here is our world affairs correspondent. >> david cameron's latest comesa critical time. there's talk of a new phase as plans are to advance to withdraw some forces. yesterday he met both british and american troops in helmand province. on the death of the same day of the british shoulder of the lines of dangerous the situation is. in kabul today with president hamid karzai, mr. cameron said he is confident over all things were on track. >> i do believe that it is right, as we build up the afghan national security forces, as we see a stronger and more confident afghan national army, stronger afghan police, many of whom we trained ourselves, and also the local police, i do believe it is right to start planning the withdrawal of some of our troops. as i say, we start with 9500, there are 426 coming home, over and above the 9500, and i will talk to the house of commons tomorrow about a modest reduction that will take place next year. >> the afghan president sa
afghanistan next year. the british prime minister david cameron defended the decision that troops will no longer be involved in a combat role by 2014. his country is committed to a longstanding relationship with afghanistan. >> we will withdraw troops this year and next year. we will be sending combat operations by the end of 2014. we will not have troops in the numbers that we have now. but we will have a long-term relationship. we will have a relationship that will consist of a very large a program as we help you to build the future. a relationship based on trade and diplomacy and military training. the president and i did they have discussed our plan to build a model academy for training. the afghan army officers of the future that will form the backbone of your already successful army. that would involve 100 british troops and funding from other nations. $38 million from the americans will go into the initiative. our relationship will involve close and frank political contact between the prime s theter -- between me an prime minister and yourself. we will discuss the situation
. david cameron is fending off accusations that his his decision to hire one person was a colossal error of judgment. >> there are issues raised about the press. you expect leadership from the prime minister. >> a former reporter on the newspaper explained that one person knew about the hacking. police say there are no suspicious circumstances. the timing of the tragedy is one more twist in this extraordinary story. >> i am joined by a deputy prime minister. thanks for joining is. your phone has been hacked. you have been on the warpath on this story. is it going to be pure theater today? >> i have been trying to fight this for three years. they kept denying that it happened. i hope the committee today, which has a typical job, to get them to tell the whole truth and not just bits of it. >> what about some being sanctimonious about the whole thing? >> i was in government and was constantly concerned how leaders get in this enterprise. [unintelligible] there were those in the minority. they have to get the message across. they do that. >> what price is to be paid? what is altered by the f
prime minister, david cameron, asked the taliban today. but even as he spoke those words on the second day of his visit to afghanistan, for nato's silk -- for nato soldiers were killed. which all begs -- which all begs the question, what happens when foreign forces withdraw? >> british troops drop in. it's an area the taliban used to control. no longer. nato is pushing out. that is what you can do when 10,000 british troops have been reinforced by 20,000 americans. so far, the british soldiers have not run into any opposition. usually when the insurgents see nato coming in strength, they retreat. but not always. so no one takes any chances. afghan police lead the searches. nato believes afghan candy -- afghans can deal with their own people better than foreign troops. by 2015, the idea is they will do it alone. one of the villagers hope things will improve without the insurgents around. >> the taliban steals food. i'm very poor. if i protest, they say you support nato. >> this is what progress lookalike in afghanistan. so much so, there is to be a further cut in british troops with a f
to reverberate, and today it was david cameron who is feeling the impact before parliament. an emergency session, cameron defended hiring the former news of the world editor, but in hindsight, he added he would not make the same choice. not enough, said his critics. we have the details, and there is some flash photography curator of the parks a friend in need is a friend until they have raided photography. >> a friend in friend is a friend -- a friend in need is a friend indeed. >> with all the has followed, i would not have offered him the job, and i suspect he would not have taken it, but you do not make decisions in hindsight. you make them in the present. >> he said he was extremely sorry but was not ready to say sorry for hiring him, not yet at least. >> if it turns out i have been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology, and in that event, i will not fall short. >> that is not a good enough, because it is not about hindsight. it is not about whether he lied. it is about all the information and warnings of prime minister ignored. >> the warning came before and after david cam
, stop bombing, join the political process -- that is what british prime minister david cameron asked a taliban today. even as he spoke those words, four nato soldiers were killed in the eastern part of the country, which begs the question, what happens when foreign forces withdraw? the bbc reports. >> british troops in the helmand -- in helmand, dropping into an area the taliban previously controlled. the taliban wisely weren't there to meet them. so far, the british soldiers have not met any opposition. usually, the insurgency retreats, but not always. the villagers hope things will improve without the insurgents around. the taliban steal our food, he says. i am very poor, but if i protest, they say, you support nato. nato is successfully pushing the taliban out of places like this. in helmand, that's because 10,000 british troops were reinforced by 20,000 americans. that deployment has now peaked. david cameron said in kabul that progress was good enough to withdraw more british troops. they will make an announcement tomorrow. it will probably be just a few hundred soldiers. by 201
significant things, perhaps the most striking of which was that david cameron's chief of staff had declined a briefing from detectives about the hacking. tomorrow, when the drama substantially moves to politics and westminster, david cameron will have some quite difficult questions to answer. >> you personally advised one of david cameron's senior aides. his director of communication had hired a private investigation. how damaged car they buy this? >> we have not seen any killer blows. -- how damage are they buy this? >> there is a steady accretion of things. the ones that were given to downing street about the chief of to medication's relationship with a man facing trial. there is also the issue of what the met to tolidine police did or did not tell down the street at the time. the general picture is that david cameron was putting his fingers in his ears and say that i don't know what anyone will have to tell me about andy coulson. each time there is another meeting -- move and the story, david cameron will have a lot to answer. >> we have seen the fallout and this is felled around the wor
into the area. >> of the british prime minister, david cameron, has defended his integrity in parliament as ministers defended the phone hacking scandal. the british establishment has been really. mr. cameron defended hiring andy coulson but he said that in hindsight he would not have made the same choice. this report contains flash photography. >> a french in need -- a friend in need is a friend. they become a massive headache. david cameron has always defended his decision to give andy coulson a second chance. >> with 20/20 hindsight, i would not have offered him the job and i expect he would not have taken it. you don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present. you live and you learn, believe you me, i have led. >> the prime minister said he was extremely sorry. what he -- was he ready to say sorry for hiring him? >> if it turns out that i had been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. >> few expected him to go that far. >> that is not good enough. this is not about hindsight, mr. speaker, it is not about whether mr. colson lied to him, it is about a
you meet with tony blair or david cameron initially? >> well, on prime minister david cameron, you know, we have met, well, i read the other day that we have met 26 times, but i don't know if that is absolutely correct. i can do my best to come back to you on a exact number on that, but i am sure it is correct if that is what the prime minister's office says, but the fact is that i have is never been to downing street while david cameron has been prime minister, and yet under prime minister gordon brown and tony blair i did regularly go the downing street. >> how regularly is regularly? >> well, on prime minister gordon brown in the time that he was in downing time and while he was -- and also while he was chancellor, i would have gone maybe six times a year. >> and with tony blair, similar? >> probably similar, and maybe in the last few years a little more, but i mean, i can if you want the exact numbers, i can do my best to get that, but strangely, it was under labor prime ministers that i was a regular to downing street, and not the current administration. >> and do you think th
. >> related to the prime minister is close relationship. speaking in south africa, david cameron rejected suggestions that there was simply a similarity. >> i would say that the situation is really quite different from the situation in government. not least of which is the issue at which we are looking at and the ones around them that do not have direct bearing some public confidence into the news of the world and to the police themselves. >> the prime minister appointed the editor at the time, you would think it is one more for the politics and one more for the police. >> others under the spotlight were tasked with the vetting him before he was employed. one member of the metropolitan police authority says that there should be more focus on the role of police in hackings scandals. >> there appears to be a certain amount of eagle behavior on the part of the police. i would have thought that that was the next step. >> rebekah brooks has been released on bail following her rest yesterday. this comes as a she, rupert murdoch, and his son, james, are due to give evidence tomorrow. >> david ca
in the uk hacking scandal. david cameron minutes away from a show down. >>> two major proposals in the trillion dollar showdown over the nations debt. the first is called a possible break through. the second plan is under attack by democrats. all this next on "american morning". >>> thanks for being with us, it's wednesday, july 20th, this "american morning". i'm kiran chetry. >> i'm ali velshi. do we have a lot going on today. british prime minister david cameron is about to get grilled by parliament. the newscorp phone hacking hearing begins in 30 minutes. cameron is expected to face tough questions about what some are calling a cozy relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special addr
minister david cameron is about to get grilled by parliament. the newscorp phone hacking hearing begins in 30 minutes. cameron is expected to face tough questions about what some are calling a cozy relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special address by the prime minister here. he's really going to try to prove a point here, that he's is going to underline the phone hacking scandal, say this is how i dealt with it and now we need to move on. here is how he put it when he was in africa for a trip. >> i don't underestimate the problem. parts of the immediate okay dreadful, illegal acts. police have questionses to answer about corruption and a failed investigation. politicians have been too clos
david cameron's director for some time and today there will be renewed questions about the prime minister's judgment in employing him. >> news international has confirmed it has forwarded emails to the police that appear to show a former editor of one of its papers authorized payments to police in return for information. our correspondent has been getting developments. >> what i learned overnight was over the several years that payments were made, we are talking about tens of thousands of pounds. as you said, emails appeared to show the editor of the news of the world between 2003 and 2007, andy, authorized the payments. he went on to become the director of communications for the prime minister, david cameron. folks, this story has i suppose two really important news dimensions for this whole saga of the techniques used by the news of the world used to obtain information. of course it brings the police right into the middle of it, because it is illegal for police officer to receive payment from outsiders and illegal for them to have received payment for information, and then it r
that happen. >> also david cameron will be setting up inquiries at news of the world and other papers. a judge will oversee which are in effect two inquiries. one into hacking and another into the relations between politicians and the press. past and present politicians could be compelled to give testimony under oath. rupert murdoch and others were courted by politicians and now they are called upon to answer questions about wrong doing. >> a key u.s. senator has called for an investigation as to whether hacking had extended to american citizens and 9/11 victims. john rockefeller, chairman of the committee of commerce also warned of severe consequences if that proved to be the case. >> he's put out a statement here this evening saying the report of hacking by news corp is offensive, a serious breech of journalistic ethics and says this raises questions about whether the company has broken u.s. law and i call upon the appropriate agencies to make sure citizens have not had their rights violated and i'm concerned about the phone hacking scandal having extended to american citizens. i should say
. coulson then joined the staff of david cameron as director of communications. that was when mr. cameron was the leader of the opposition. but coulson stayed on to the job until the start of the year, about five months ago. in the last few minutes, we heard that david cameron, the british treatment, will be holding a press conference at half past the hour, 9:30 british time, 10:30 central european time. we will bring that live to you. the closure of the "news of the world" may feel like the end of an era. but is it really? already we are hearing reports that the murdoch empire is preparing a replacement. dan rivers joins us now from outside the "news of the world" offices in east london. dan, raining heavily there, i can see. but good-bye "news of the world" hello "sun on sunday?" >> the final edition of the "news of the world" is being put together by staff behind me who have been told yesterday that they will be their last edition after 168 years, the world's biggest selling english language newspaper is to fold as everyone here starts to take in the news that this paper is going out o
street while david cameron was prime minister and contrasted it with the fac she'd been there a l under gordon brown and tony blair and the reason she hasn't been to downing street is she doesn't have to. they see each other ithe country side in the little village and easier to meethere an gng to downing street and have it in the papers. >> the solution to bad journalism has been more journalism and government has been far and ay bystanders and i don't think the committee hearing did a lot to change that. i think the lines of inquiry will continue to advance will come from the guardian and new york times and will come from the wall street journal and probably not from the mps of parliament. >> charlie: but including the wall street journal. >> wall street journal i thought was hilarious the other day saying there's an editorial saying you're all doing overkill there's so much and all hard-hitting. you have a $40 billion company to close a 168-year-old newspaper and ten people arrested, a pie in the face, now a dead dy, it doesn't get much better than this when it comes to news. >> crlie
>> welcome to our program. we begin with the prime minister of great britain, david cameron, answering questions in the house of commons. we have an assessment from lionel barber, the editor of the "financial times," and london bureau chief, catherine mayer. >> it came up in yesterday's hearing, and it's willful blindness. that is to say those people who should have known but didn't ask the right questions, for whatever motive. that is the question that mrs. brooks has to answer. >> we continue this evening with the incredible story of one of the richest women in china, zhang xin. >> from the outside, i hear friends talk about the rise of china, the politicians knowing what they do. in fact, someone mo who ves, works in china, a different picture. chinese are complaining about the government. the government seems to be rolling out of the policies, and managing the everyday problems. and in terms of theconfence ofecoming a superpower, i see -- i just don't see that. >> we conclude this evening with investigative reporter and author ahony somers. he's written a book called "th
point. >> charlie: is there explanation why david cameron insisted on hiring coleson even when he was warned by people know, ian. >> there's a conspiracy theory. it has it that rebecca brooks advised himto take andy coleson so he would have an alliance in the nation and they would look on him kindly and david cameron was settled on now the press secretary for the london may and at the last moment rebecca brooks persuaded him to take coleson instead and i'm a bit skeptical. >> she denied it today. >> she denies it and tartly suggested it was george osborne the chancellor who suggested coleson which i think is true. i suppose if you're skeptical you'd say he wanted alliance national and wanted to bring the papers over to the toriis which did happen. knowing some of people involved a bit he was good at what he did and was pretty effective. he knew how to operate in the media. he was a crisp communicator. they liked him in downing street. i think david cameron liked him a lot. i think david cameron felt he was terribly useful to him on stories that were -- could have been threatening
coulson, who once worked for prime minister david cameron. and cameron himself faced new questions. awe instead of standing in his traditional place at the back of the home watching david cameron speak, he was heading for a south london station where he was arrested and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to hack phones and on suspicion of bribing police officers. >> i made that decision to employ andy. he had resigned from the news of the world. he said at the time he didn't know what was happening on his watch. he should have known what was happening on his watch. he paid the price. he resigned. >> david cameron hired him to run his press operation barely five months after he resigned as editor of the news of the world and the paper's royal correspondent was jailed for phone hacking. >> didn't you turn a blind eye as to what every single person knew, you couldn't be an editor or deputy editor of that newspaper without knowing what was going on. >> there had been what i thought at the time was what looked on the surface of it a proper investigation had taken place, where someone had
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